Awards, Scholarships, and Bursaries
Entrance scholarships for new international students
Who is eligible to receive this Entrance Scholarship?To help offset the cost of your studies, all new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2...
How do I receive my scholarship, bursary or award?
Scholarships, bursaries and awards are posted to your Account Summary in myStudent Centre. If you have an outstanding balance, your scholarship, bursary or award will be used to pay down that balance. All scholarships, bursaries and awards issued to stu...
How do I apply for scholarships, bursaries, and awards?
Complete the General Award Application in myStudent Centre — your profile will automatically be matched to Sheridan scholarships, bursaries and awards opportunities. It is recommended that you use Chrome to access the General Award Application.Log in to...
What scholarships, bursaries and awards am I eligible to apply for?
You can check your eligibility for a scholarship, bursary or award by reviewing the opportunities under either the "Ours" or "External" tabs after accessing the General Award Application. Each opportunity has a description of the eligibility criteria.Yo...
Do I need to pay the scholarship, bursary or award back to Sheridan?
No, students do not pay back scholarships, bursaries or awards. The exception is funding issued through the Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities/ Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment – Students with Disabilities. If you received mor...
What is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to submit your General Award Application is the first Sunday of the second month each term (e.g., the fall application closes the second Sunday in October). Each award opportunity has a deadline and can be found on the individual opportunity.
Is there a limit to how many scholarships, bursaries and awards I can apply for?
No, you can apply to any scholarship, bursary and award if you meet the eligibility criteria.
Why didn't I receive a bursary even though I meet all the criteria?
Each award, bursary and scholarship has a set amount of money available to be awarded. All applicants are screened against the criteria and the most qualified is selected.
Where do I find supporting documents such as a reference letter?
Applications often ask for letters of reference from Faculty, community members and/or individuals who are familiar with your accomplishments. You should carefully review your application to ensure you are providing the correct information or supporting...
If I receive a scholarship, bursary or award, does it impact/affect my OSAP funding?
Your OSAP funding may be affected if you receive significant assistance. Sheridan reports most awards directly to OSAP. We will email you if you receive an award from our office that requires you to take action to update the information on your OSAP app...
When can I apply for Sheridan-based awards, bursaries and scholarships?
The General Award Application is released by the third Friday of the month before start of term (e.g., the fall application opens by the third Friday in August). You will be notified of any new awards once you have completed your General Award Applicati...
How do I access the Online Award Application
Log in to myStudent CentreUnder the Finances tab select Other Financials from the drop-down menuSelect Online Award Application Go
Where can I see a list of award opportunities?
Available award opportunities are listed on the Online Awards System. You may also view the list of award opportunities on the Awards Directory which can be accessed on the Sheridan Website. New opportunities may be updated as they become available.
How long does it take to process my award application?
Processing time ranges from 4 – 6 weeks. The length of time varies depending on the volume of applications received.
I cannot access the online awards system
Try using Google Chrome as your browser if your current browser is preventing you from opening or completing your awards application.
How do I find out if my application for an award, bursary or scholarship was successful?
Applications are processed in roughly four to six weeks following the application deadline (though the length of time may vary depending on the volume of applications received).Successful award, bursary and scholarship applicants are notified via email ...
What are the differences between an academic award, bursary and scholarship?
Academic awards Sheridan presents hundreds of academic awards to students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement. Students are typically presented their awards annually at an awards ceremony or grad show. Students are notified by their faculty i...